Helpful Hints And Conversion Tables

Living in the Southern Hemisphere, where metric measurements are used, all my recipes list what I am used to! However, you may not be used to Celsius, litres and grams and so I hope you find the following useful to you. I know I refer to it often when using recipes from people abroad. If there are any other helpful hints you want to see here, please leave me a comment.

OVEN TEMPERATURES:

Fahrenheit Celsius Gas Mark
200 100 1/8
225 110 1/4
250 120 1/2
275 140 1
300 150 2
325 160 3
350 180 4
375 190 5
400 200 6
425 220 7
450 230 8
475 240 9
500 260 10
VOLUME / LIQUIDS:
Fluid Ounces Millilitres Spoons
0.625 1/8 teaspoon
1.25 1/4 teaspoon
2.5 1/2 teaspoon
5 1 teaspoon
15 1 tablespoon *
Cups
1 25
30 1/8
2 50
60 1/4
80 1/3
100
4 125 1/2
5 (¼ pint) 150
160 2/3
6 175
180 3/4
7 200
9 250 1
½ pint 300
¾ pint 450
18 500 2
1 pint 600
Litres
35 (1¾ pints) 1
1 quart 1.2
1 gallon 5
* In Australia a tablespoon is 20mls!

MEASUREMENTS:

Inches Millimetres
1/4 5
1/2 10
3/4 20
1 25
1 1/4 30
1 1/2 40
2 50
3 75
4 100
5 125
6 150
7 180
8 205
9 230
10 255
11 280
12 305
WEIGHTS:
Ounces Grams
½ 15
1 30
Pounds
½ (8oz) 250
1 500

 ABBREVIATIONS:

oz ounce
fl oz fluid ounce
lb pound
g gram
ml millilitres
t / tsp teaspoon
D dessert spoon
T / tbsp tablespoon
˚F degrees Fahrenheit
˚C degrees Celsius

CAKE TIN SIZES:

Round Tins Square Tins Litres
18cm 12.5cm 1
21cm 18cm 1.5
23cm 21cm 2.25 litres
25cm 23cm 3.5 litres
28cm 25cm 4.5 litres
30cm 28cm 5.5 litres
35cm 30cm 7 litres

HELPFUL HINTS:

Agar Agar You need 1g for every 100g of liquid
Butter When using salted butter in a recipe that calls for unsalted butter, reduce the amount of salt you add
Egg whites weigh 36g
Gelatine 10g powder = 15mls
10g powder = 5 leaves
You need 1 leaf of gelatine for every 100mls of liquid
Active Dry Yeast Multiply by 0.75 to get the quantity of Instant Dry Yeast that you need
How much does an egg weigh?

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